Tip: How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 2:39 pm

We all know the Show Desktop icon on the quick launch tool bar. This is a very handy icon that minimize all the windows to show the desktop icons. But what happens if you deleted this icon. This is not a regular icon and re-creating it is not an intuitive task, although it is not that hard.

Here is how you can re-create the Show Desktop icon on the Quick Launch toolbar.

  • Click Start , click Run, type notepad, and then click OK.
  • In Notepad, type the following text on individual lines:
    [Shell] Command=2 IconFile=explorer.exe,3
    [Taskbar] Command=ToggleDesktop
  • Click File, click Save As, and then save the file to your desktop as Show Desktop.scf.
  • Use the mouse to drag the Show Desktop.scf icon to the Quick Launch toolbar or another location where you want the shortcut to appear.
  • Click Move Here.

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One Response to “Tip: How to Re-create the Show Desktop Icon”

  1. Marvin Jaffe Says:

    i followed the instructions as above but i get an error message that “show desktop.scf” is not a valid win32 application. how do i trrouble shoot this problem?

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